Etihad Airways to deploy Boeing 787 on flights to Barcelona, changes frequency

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Etihad Airways will replace the Airbus A330-200 by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its flights between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona, effective from February 22.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline says that both passenger and cargo demand have encouraged them to accelerate the deployment of the larger 787 on the newly established service between the two cities. The route was launched in November 2018.

We are delighted to now include Barcelona to our growing list of Dreamliner destinations. […] Together with Madrid, also operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner, the move will guarantee product consistency and more convenient travel options for our customers travelling to and from Spain […]. Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer

The second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates has also announced a frequency change on its route: During the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona from 25-28 February, Etihad Airways will provide daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona. Afterwards, the airline will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from March 31.

Etihad Airways was the first airline in the Middle East to operate the Boeing 787-9, which features a two-class layout with a total of 299 seats in Economy and Business class.

The airline’s wide-body fleet consists of Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330 and A380 airplanes. In addition, Etihad Airways operates Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

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